2017-11-03

LEDinside: Next Generation Market and Application of Micro LED

2017 Micro LED International Symposium, organized by the Consortium for Intelligent Micro-assembly System (CIMS), is held today (November 3) at Taipei Marriot Hotel to look into the value chain of Micro LED and discuss its business opportunities and connection with AR/VR devices in the era of artificial intelligence (AI).
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2017-04-13

Sony Commercializes the Industry's First Automotive 2MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor with LED Flicker mitigation and HDR

Sony Corporation is announcing the commercialization of a new state-of-the-art 2.45 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, the IMX390CQV type 1/2.7. Sony will begin shipping samples in May 2017.
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2017-01-06

LG, Panasonic and Sony’s Next Generation Display TVs at CES 2017

OLED TVs are making a comeback at the largest consumer electronic show in U.S. which runs from Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, most notable at this year’s show is Korean consumer electronic manufacturer LG is facing new competition from Japanese manufacturers Sony and Panasonic.
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2016-12-12

Sony to Launch Two OLED TV Models in 2017

Japanese consumer electronic giant Sony will be launching two new OLED TVs by 2017, reported Forbes.
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2016-10-05

Sony Speeds up Grass Growth with LED Lights

Sony is known for its technology in displays, TVs, and other consumer electronics, but its latest gadget unveiled recently in Japan is focusing on LED grow light technology, according to reports by Nikkei Technology and other tech media.
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2016-08-05

Sony Upgrades 4K OLED Master Monitor Features

Sony is expanding the capabilities of the BVM-X300 OLED master monitor, giving users more flexibility and more features for HDR and 4K production applications. Starting in October 2016, this updated version of the BVM-X300 will feature upgraded firmware including additional HDR EOTF and function support, new hardware with an HDMI input for easy connection to cameras or Blu-ray players, and a second 3G/HD-SDI 4K input for simpler system integration.
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2016-08-05

Sony New Showroom in New York to Showcase LED and Other Technology

Sony Corporation of America announced the opening of Sony Square NYC, a showplace for the latest in Sony entertainment and technology. Located in the Company's New York City headquarters at 25 Madison Avenue, the facility offers visitors the chance to check out select new Sony technologies and products, some of which are still in the prototype stage. Additionally, the intimate space will be used for unique consumer events, such as photography classes with world-renowned photographers, exclusive movie screenings and invitation-only performances by Sony Music artists.
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2016-08-02

LEDinside: Sony and Apple R&D Investments to Spur Micro-LED Displays Mass Production in 2018

Following LCD and AMOLED, micro-LED has emerged as the next-generation display technology that is expected to be deployed widely in various applications. Increasing interests from electronics giants Apple and Sony during the recent period have encouraged further investments in micro-LED and accelerated the timetable for its commercialization. The latest analysis from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that micro-LED displays for smart wearable devices will enter the mass production stage in 2018. The technology will become available for smartphones later in 2020.   “Compared with the existing technologies, micro-LED offers significant improvements in many areas, including brightness/contrast, energy efficiency and response time,” said LEDinside analyst Philip Chang. “It also satisfies the demand for higher pixel density (expressed as pixels per inch or PPI) and other product design requirements, such as flexible and transparent screens. In sum, micro-LED overcomes the limitations of both LCD and AMOLED, and the mass production of displays based on this technology is foreseeable in the near future despite many unresolved technical issues.” Chang added: “Currently, the most significant technical hurdle that prevents the mass production of micro-LED displays is finding the best balance in the trade-off between pixel density and pixel volume. In this matter, Apple and Sony diverge in their strategies to commercialize the technology.”
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2016-07-21

Sony and Apple’s Micro-LED Display Market Strategy

Sony and Apple are the key to promoting micro-LED displays on the market, but the two have diverged in display developments. The Japanese company is making large micro-LED displays, and Apple small displays, but why have both chosen micro-LEDs? Sony has released its micro-LED display product, but the market is yet to see the delayed product from micro-LED transfer specialist Apple affiliated Luxvue.
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2016-03-18

Sony’s Premium Priced LED Product Portfolio Targets Smart Home Market

As a late entrant in the LED luminaire market, Sony has been primarily focused on grabbing profits in the budding smart home market, and its recent product pricing strategies and new products launched clearly illustrate this approach of utilizing its experience in the consumer electronic industry to make value-added smart LED products.
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2015-05-13

Sony Introduces New Bluetooth Speaker LED Bulb

Sony is expanding its Life Space UX product series this month in Japan with the launch of a new Bluetooth speaker LED bulb.
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2015-01-07

Sony Unveils Prototype LED Products at 2015 International CES

Sony Corporation is unveiling its new product lineup scheduled for release in 2015 at the "2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)" held in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.
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2014-08-01

INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic to Launch New OLED Joint Venture in 2015

Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (“INCJ”), Japan Display Inc. (“JDI”), Sony Corporation (“Sony”), and Panasonic Corporation (“Panasonic”) announced hat they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. (“JOLED”), to integrate Sony and Panasonic’s R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode (“OLED”) display panels. Through this collaboration, the companies aim to accelerate the development and early commercialization of OLED display panels. JOLED is scheduled to be launched in January 2015, subject to receipt of any necessary approvals.
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2014-06-06

TCL Bets on OLED TV Despite Asian Manufacturers Exodus

TCL’s subsidiary China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) recently announced plans to begin mass producing OLED panels by 2016. 
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2014-05-27

Japan Display to Set Up OLED Joint Venture with Panasonic and Sony

After recent reports of Panasonic and Sony abandoning OLED TV, the two companies might be returning to the OLED arena through a joint partnership with Japan Display, according to a Reuters report.
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2014-05-16

Japanese and Korean Manufacturers Ditch OLED TV Over High Costs

Lately, several prominent Japanese and Korean manufacturers have dropped OLED TV projects. Japanese manufacturers Panasonic delayed OLED display mass production plans, Sony halted OLED TV R&D, while Korean manufacturer Samsung decided to stop investing in OLED displays in 2014. LG Electronics is the only North Asian manufacturer still active in OLED R&D, according to a recent report by Chinese-language ENorth Netnews.
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2014-05-13

Sony Abandons OLED for 4K LCD

Sony is suspending OLED TV production as sales slump. The Japanese manufacturer is instead turning their sights to 4K LCD TVs as they are less expensive to manufacturer and sell at much lower prices compared to OLED TVs, reports Japan’s Nikkei. Half of the TV sets Sony intends to launch on the market next year include 4K sets. 
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2014-03-03

Consumers Petition for Option to Turn Off PS4 Controller LED Light Bar

Sony’s latest PS4 controller which comes with a LED bar has irked some consumers, according to a report by Product Review.com.
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2013-04-10

Sony Showcases 30-, 56-inch 4k OLED Monitors

Sony Corp showed 56- (3,840 x 2,160-pixel) and 30-inch (4,096 x 2,160-pixel) OLED monitors capable of displaying 4k2k video and targeted at broadcasting companies in Sony's booth at 2013 NAB Show, a trade show of broadcasting equipment, which runs from April 6 to 11, 2013, in Las Vegas, the US. Though the company has not yet decided the prices of the monitors, it aims to release the 30-inch monitor within 2014. OLED panels are expected to be used as master monitors for broadcasting because of their high black color reproducibility and high response speed fo...
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2013-03-08

Samsung to Acquire 3% of Sharp for 10.4b yen for OLED Technology

Samsung will acquire 3% of Sharp for 10.4 billion yen (HK$856.8 million) to secure liquid crystal displays for smartphones and televisions. It is emphasising OLED technology that offers sharper, brighter images while consuming less power. They expect to use OLED technology to widen the gap with rival Sony. The firm, with 37.4 trillion won (HK$265.5 billion) of cash, is investing in OLEDs to boost sales of the ultra-thin sets that typically cost three times more than LCD models. Samsung and LG Electronics are depending on the new technology to counter slowing g...
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2012-11-27

Sony teases new work in progress 20.5-inch OLED display for medical use

Sony was the first company on the market with a OLED TV in 2009. The problem with the TV was that it had a very small screen at 11-inches and a very big price tag. The TV was only on the market for a few years before Sony stopped producing it partly because of poor sales. Despite Sony’s first retail OLED product being discontinued, Sony has still been working on OLED technology. Sony’s medical systems division has recently teased a new OLED display that is a work in progress. Sony is specific in noting that the 20.5-inch OLED display is not...
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2012-08-24

AUO Instead of Hon Hai to be Sony’s Contract Supplier for LCD TVs

Sony has decided to shift more contract orders to AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) and its production arms from Hon Hai, likely due to Hon Hai build ties-up with its major competitor Sharp in the market for LCD TVs. According to industry insiders, as soon as building partnership with Sony, AUO has seen orders for LCD TVs significantly increase since the beginning of Q3 in 2012, with lots of which allegedly coming from the Japanese customer. Meanwhile, BriView Electronics Corp., a production arm of AUO, Lextar Electronics Corp., an LED maker, and I-C...
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2012-08-23

Sony Reported to Release 80 Inch 4K LED TV

BGR website has reported that Sony is preparing to launch its largest XBR TV as large as 80-inches. According to BGR source, the new HDTV from Sony will be equipped with a massive 4K resolution which allows a pixel count of up to 4096 x 3072 or 12.6 megapixels. It thought the Sony 4K TV will be priced at around $30,000 when it arrives in stores later this year ready for the holiday period.  ...
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2012-06-26

Sony Partners with Panasonic to Mass Produce OLED TV in 2013

Sony and Panasonic have announced to partner for OLED TV push. The pair's work will come to fruition in the form of OLED TVs mass-produced in 2013. Neither has given any details about the TVs they will ship at that time. And Sony's Deputy President of home entertainment products, Noriaki Negishi, confirmed to Reg Hardware earlier this year will be aggressively promoting OLED technology within a year. “2013 will be the year when we will really fight back with new technologies," he said in March.  ...
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2012-06-18

Sony Showcases 500ppi OLED Panel at SID 2012

Sony has showcased a resolution of 500ppi for OLED panels in a symposium at SID 2012, as high as those of the latest LCD panels. The company applied OLED materials with a pixel pitch of 51μm (dot pitch: 17μm), which is equivalent to 500ppi, by using an offset printing method (thesis number: 68.4L). Sony used the offset printing method to make a 270ppi (VGA) 3-inch OLED panel that it announced at SID 2011. It realizes full color display by applying red (R) and green (G) layers with the offset printing method and combining them with a blue (B) common...
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2012-01-11

Sony Shows 55-inch Crystal LED Display at CES 2012

Sony has unveiled a "Crystal LED Display"--a 55-inch prototype TV that actually uses miniature LED in place of pixels at CES 2012. The Sony prototype uses 6 million LEDs (2 million each of red, green, and blue) mounted directly on the front of the display, which Sony says improves the efficiency of light output. According to the company,the technology is superior to both LCD and plasma, with higher contrast, a wider color gamut, and wider viewing angles. While the TV is nowhere near actual production, Sony says it could be used in a wide range o...
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2011-02-11

Microsemi Announces Timing Controller plus LED Backlight Solution for Next-Generation 3D LCD TVs

•    Reference Design Enables Lower Cost LCD Panels to Produce Higher Quality Images •    Solution on Display at IIC China, Shenzhen February 24-26, 2011 at the Microsemi Booth 2C11 Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at powering a smart, secure, connected world, today announced collaboration with Sony® Corporation Semiconductor Business Group (“Sony”) for the first open market 3D-capable timing controller plus local dimming LED backlighti...
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2010-12-29

Sony、Sharp and LG would launch price-cut promotions in the China LED-backlit market

In order to seize the upcoming New Year and Lunar New Year holidays’ market share, it’s reported that first-tier vendors such as Sony、Sharp etc would cut price to promote LED-backlit TVs in the China market. The market estimated the average price drop of foreign brand TVs was about 22% in 2010, while price drops of local brand TVs was about 16%.
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2010-11-30

In 2011, Radiant would be benefit from Japanese vendors’ orders

In 2011, Taiwan based back light unit (BLU) makers Radiant Opto-Electronics was benefit from the Japanese vendors’ orders, its revenues have risen steadily since 2Q10, with a widespread demand drop off in the large-size panel sector.
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2010-09-28

Sony Gulf announced new 3D-enabled LED BRAVIA television series in the Middle East

Sony Gulf , the regional arm of consumer electronics giant Sony, has shown off its new 3D-enabled LED BRAVIA television series in the Middle East. The new sets comprise of the HX800, NX815/710 and LX900 models, comes in four collections of 40 inch, 46 inch, 55 inch and 60 inch sizes, and contains HD 3D and WiFi connectability.
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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